What is counselling and psychotherapy?

  • Needs Assessment for a comprehensive understanding of your situation and your needs. This helps us, and you most of all, to ascertain what you want and / or need.

  • Referral services: Unsure as to whether you need a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychotherapist or a counsellor in Singapore? We can point you in the right direction, and help you suss out which specialty you require with our expansive network of contacts.

  • We have experience in providing Employee Assistance Programmes. Part of our programme provides counselling on a variety of issues ranging from stress management to retrenchment support to both employees and management.

  • We are hooking up with General Practitioners (GP's) in your area for easy access to counselling. Watch this space!

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Counselling and psychotherapy are both part a similar process, generally known as "talk therapy", and there is a huge overlap. Many therapists might used these terms interchangeably, but there is a discernible difference.

A counsellor helps people in times of crisis and difficulty, and counselling is usually started with a view to short term goals and problem resolution. In addition, many institutions have their own counsellors. For example: schools, the army, workplaces and even churches may provide counsellors to enhance the well being of their members. Counsellors may also focus on specific issues like addiction and marital therapy, and may come from a variety of different settings.

Psychotherapists also help in times of difficulty, but a person may very well decide to go into psychotherapy when he/she notices a psychological issue affecting their life that they might want to spend some time on to improve and resolve problem roots. Treatment also might involve specific therapy models or protocols, for example, cognitive behavioural therapy, and often focuses on the problem pathology.

It is not uncommon for psychotherapists to have at least a psychology degree in addition to having a masters level degree in other counselling or psychology qualifications.